Many of you had commented on my header photo of the Golden Tortoise Beetle recently. And despite the fact I had posted some of these pictures on my other blog earlier, I'm posting them again.
So far, I have only seen this insect twice. The three pictures above are from my first sighting. I thought that someone's gold-coloured trinket had fallen on a leaf but the "jewel" moved!! I ran to get the camera and got these shots. I could have got more but it flew away...never to be seen again...at least for another year!!
The second sighting. You can see how tiny this golden bug is. Scientifically this is known as Charidotella sexpunctata. I came across this wonderful article on this insect. You might find it interesting as well. Here's the link------------
Hope you have a great day!